Scrap materials give a helping hand to local community groups 

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard at Noosa is among a number of community groups across south east Queensland to receive funding compliments of Energex’s sale of scrap materials.

Minister for Energy and Water Supply, Mark McArdle, presented more than $75,000 to local south east Queensland community groups which are the latest recipients of Energex Community and Sustainability Fund (ECSF) sponsorships.

Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes, said it was great to see such a diverse range of people and organizations come together to promote environmental awareness and sustainable practices.

“The Energex Community and Sustainability Fund turns the phrase ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’ into reality with scrap materials being recycled to raise money for important community and sustainability projects in south-east Queensland,” Mr Elmes said.

“This funding will assist the delivery of twenty-six projects, providing benefits ranging from revegetation to health lifestyle education programs to vegetable gardens.

“In Noosa, the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard has received sponsorship to purchase vital emergency rescue equipment.

“The strength of community is how individuals can come up with great ideas and show initiative to do something meaningful.”

I warmly congratulate the Noosa Coast Guard on receipt of this sponsorship and thank Energex especially for its ongoing support to the community,” Mr Elmes said.

The ECSF sponsorships support Energex’s corporate objective of delivering sustainable outcomes for south east Queensland. In the 2011-2012 financial year this recycling included 1,529 tonnes of timber, 3,863 tonnes of scrap metal and 922,978 tonnes of oil.

Applications for the next round of grants in the ECSF are open now with more information available at: energex.com.au/ourpartnerships